The Euro took a step closer to becoming reality last week, with the unveiling of the single currency’s seven banknotes and eight coins, designed by competition winners from European banks. The currency will be introduced to the EU’s member states on 1 January 2002. The front of the banknotes feature windows and gateways, symbolising ‘the European spirit of openness and co-operation’ as well as buildings from important architectural periods in Europe’s history, which were designed by Robert Kalina of Austria’s national bank. The coins were designed by Luc Luycx of Royal Belgian Mint.
From a new report about creative skills shortages post-Brexit, to our top picks from Design Manchester 2017, we round up the news from the last seven days.
Starling Crossing is a prototype road design that would see crossings light up as people approach a road and disappear when nobody needs them.
As the retailer marks its 30th birthday in the UK, we visit its immersive house party in London and speak to interior design leader Clotilde Passalacqua.
The BlackBerry Motion has ditched the brand’s signature keyboard and has a 14cm-wide touchscreen, with an Apple-style home button at the bottom.